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Latest Updates on Hurricane Florence and the Storm's Impact on Travel

17 Septembre 2018

As Hurricane Florence spins counterclockwise, its strong wind causes water to pile up along the coastline. Hurricane Florence is forecast to make landfall tomorrow. In New Bern, on the Neuse River, a CNN team had to keep shifting position in a park as the water kept rising until it was too unsafe to stay in the area. 6 to 12 inches of rain, isolated 15 inches, is forecasted here. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds up to 195 miles (315 kilometers).

Just below the border, in Horry County, S.C., officials instituted a curfew on Thursday, to last from 7 p.m.to 7 a.m. every day "until further notice". The storm is expected to bring a life-threatening storm surge and heavy rainfall to parts of the Carolinas with widespread flooding expected.

Residents along the Carolina Coast on Thursday were preparing for Hurricane Florence as the massive Category 2 storm continues on its path northwest at 18 miles per hour. Flash floods will be a major problem for some areas, and the overall flooding could be catastrophic.

The storm's centre was about 145 miles (235 km) east of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as of Thursday night.

The team already had hotel rooms set up for the game, and instead of letting them sit empty, Hunt said the team will donate them to any evacuees coming inland from the storm. "You put your life at risk by staying". Three other Southern raceways also opened campgrounds to evacuees.

Bertha Bradley said she has never favored evacuating ahead of hurricanes. "We just want prayers from everyone". "Many that will accept them only allow one per room".

Boeing evacuated several new 787-10 Dreamliner jets from its factory in North Charleston, South Carolina, to protect them from the storm.

"But we can't replace us so we chose to come here".

"I ask all Georgians to join me in praying for the safety of our people and all those in the path of Hurricane Florence", Deal said.

The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump would travel to the region next week unless his trip would disrupt clean-up and rescue efforts. It's a kind gesture but doesn't alleviate Browning's fear.

"We hope to have something left when we get home", she said. "But I think it'll be OK".

How many people will it affect?

He says: "If Mama and Grandma are going, then a lot of people are leaving".

Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (one meter) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and South Carolina Thursday night or Friday.

Businesses across the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia will likely suffer financial losses from the approaching storm, with ports closing, farmers moving their livestock and expected power outages that could last for weeks. "Tens of thousands of structures are expected to be flooded, and many more by rising rivers and creeks". The problem is, Flo is now expected to stall out over the Carolinas before slowly moving inland.

Why is he open when the town is mostly evacuated? It's either an unwillingness to accept the truth or a complete misunderstanding many deaths likely came after the storm due to a lack of medical and public services.

"All my staff are gone", Thompson said.

Where exactly the zone of heaviest rain sets up as the storm meanders inland is more uncertain, but models suggest that it may concentrate in southern North Carolina and northern SC through the weekend.

Latest Updates on Hurricane Florence and the Storm's Impact on Travel